This is the second game of the Gabriel Knight series.


"Now we find the Schattenjager, Gabriel Knight, and his assistant Grace Nakimura deeply embroiled in a murderous mystery that unravels half a world away. Gabriel and Grace are dispatched to Munich to solve a series of mutilation murders thought to be the work of werewolves. Gabriel confronts his own demons while Grace traces a historical mystery. Soon the hunter becomes hunted, and the only hope for deliverance lies in the most desparate of schemes..."


Gabriel Knight II: The Beast Within was created using techniques developed in Phantasmagoria, with the characters and many objects captured in real-time video and appearing on "virtual sets" consisting largely of rendered backgrounds. Unlike Phantasmagoria, however, GK2 is considered one of the few successful examples of full-motion-video computer games. Actor Dean Erickson plays Gabriel Knight and Joanne Takahashi plays Grace Nakimura. The game contains a magnificent soundtrack by Robert Holmes, who even composed an original opera for the story ("Wagner's Lost Opera").

Plot synopsis

The second game in the series follows Gabriel Knight as he wrestles with writing a followup to his successful novel The Voodoo Murders. He has moved to his ancestral home, Schloss Ritter, in the town of Rittersberg, Bavaria (Germany). The local population is well aware of his family's reputation as Schattenj�?�?�?¤gers, and soon Gabriel is called upon to investigate what is believed to be a werewolf attack in Munich. Grace travels to Rittersberg to assist in the investigation, and "chapters" of the episode alternate between the exploits of Gabriel and Grace. Together, they uncover the legend of the Black Wolf of Bavaria, hints that Ludwig II of Bavaria was tormented by lycanthropy, and a lost Wagner opera.